Simon and Garfunkel’s Bride Over Troubled Water. No catchy subject title necessary. This is as classic as classic folk albums of the 70s get. Recorded mostly in 1970, this album is gold and marked the end of their musical relationship. The quality is a bit poor but the crackles remnd me of the hours that someone else loved it up.. Specialically, ____ whose name is lovingly etched into both sides of the album centre. lol. I love the album cover art and especially the fact that all the song lyrics are included on the back cover.
What are your Bride over troubled Waters moments? We’ve all got ’em.
wiki: Simon & Garfunkel are an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit “Hey, Schoolgirl”. As Simon & Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single “The Sound of Silence“. Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness.
((spoiler alert..tomorrow’s album is The Graduate! dedicated to my BFF Kate Turner! Who I am sure aced her exam to become an official Pyschologist in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada.)
Their sometimes rocky relationship led to their last album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, being delayed several times due to artistic disagreements and as a result the duo broke up in 1970. It was their most successful album worldwide to date, peaking at number one in several countries, including the United States, and receiving 8× Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, making it their highest-selling studio album in the U.S. and second-highest album overall. Simon & Garfunkel have, at times, reunited to perform and sometimes tour together. (as noted int eh suggested articles below.. the reunion will never happen).
Although there are 7 million hits on youtube for Bride Over Troubled Water.. let’s hear a more intersting song dedicated to Kate: This is an original Paul Simon song, from this album:
This is a gorgeous song that was dedicated to the fabulous late architect Frank Lloyd Wright (my father-in-law is a fan of him):
Making love in the afternoon with Cecillia
Up in my bedroom,
I got up to wash my face
When I come back to bed,
Someone has taken my place.